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Hollywood Stars Do Voice-overs in 'Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc'

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 11:25 p.m. PST

Ubi Soft Entertainment has announced two Hollywood celebrities who will play feature voiceover roles in Rayman3 Hoodlum Havoc, a video game slated for release in March 2003 that is already stirring a buzz among the gaming community. Read more for details and download a Globox sample file ...

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Mr. Leguizamo Globox VoiceOver sample file (1.5mb/requires Flash 6.0)

"Rayman 3 is a 'triple A' title for us at Ubi Soft, so we are pulling out all the stops and bringing in the best of the best to work on it," said Mona Hamilton, group brand manager, Ubi Soft Entertainment. "Mr. Leguizamo is a total 'A' List actor who, among recent box office successes, was particularly impressive in his work on the animated feature, Ice Age. And Billy West is, well, Billy West -- a voice behind some of our favorite animated characters from Ren & Stimpy to Bugs Bunny (in Looney Tunes: The Movie) to the Red M&M character! We are very excited to be working with these terrific talents."

Meet Globox: As Rayman's ever-faithful partner, the bumbling, belly-acious, ever-smiling Globox is a wonderful goofball, offering many opportunities to tap into Mr. Leguizamo's innovative vocal characterizations. With his globular belly and blue oxidized skin, Globox is as unlikely a hero as one can imagine. Globox is by Rayman's side throughout most of the game and the first half of the game is dedicated to finding a cure for Globox, who has swallowed something evil. This forces unlikely constant craving to Plum Juice and perpetuates unexpected transformations and mutations (which may in turn help Rayman in his quest).

Meet Murfy: In Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc, Murfy is the tough fly guy with the 4-1-1 on the danger, enemies and obstacles Rayman must face throughout the adventure. He's got the speed and the sass to zip into enemy camps undetected, then report back with the best way for Rayman to proceed. Murfy is never at a loss for words -- even if it means making fun of Rayman whenever the opportunity presents itself. For this, Mr. West's wise-cracking retorts are ideal.

Meet Rayman: He's a hero for the ages, living in a twisted world of mind-numbing madness. Meet Rayman -- again, or for the first time -- starring in his latest Ubi Soft video game adventure, Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc, which has gamers already a-buzz. This latest installation of the 11 million-plus best-selling hit series features psychedelic 3D worlds, heinous hoodlums and irreverent cast of characters with unbelievable powers. Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc will be available in March 2003 on all next-generation platforms including PlayStation2, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, the Xbox and PC CD-Rom.


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